We seek to recruit a motivated, highly organised and enthusiastic librarian to join our support team, to manage, develop and promote our Learning Resource Centre to meet the needs of the School's curriculum and to support the reading, learning, reference and information literacy requirements of the pupils and staff. An element of this role involves the supervision of students working in Private Study and so the ability to maintain a positive environment in which students can learn is necessary. The post is for 37 hours per week, term time only plus INSET days, and will commence September 2021. The salary for this part-time post is approximately £18,583 to £19,721 (full time = £21,748 to £23,080 per annum).
The successful candidate will be qualified in librarianship and have experience of working with young people and in a school environment. They will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be highly competent in IT. The Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of School life and the post-holder will be pivotal to supporting learning through academic and extra-curricular activities across the whole School. The successful candidate will possess a passion for literature and will be enthusiastic about promoting this and other resources in a range of different media. The foundations have been laid for a well-used, highly effective hub of resource which we wish to maintain and further develop and the successful candidate will have the knowledge and skills to proactively build on these.
Founded in 1666 as the Blue Coat Hospital, today Sir Thomas Rich’s is a progressive grammar school for boys in Years 7 to 11, and young men and women in the sixth form. Rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, we are consistently one of the highest attaining schools in the county and we are proud of our long-standing reputation for academic and sporting excellence. The School attracts high-ability, talented students and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.
We believe that students thrive in an atmosphere of respect, care and support. Teachers and support staff work hard to promote this ethos and to make sure that every pupil feels that they are a valued member of the school community. High quality pastoral support is key to this aim, and we work closely with parents to develop positive relationships with families and help students achieve their full potential.
Our accomplished teachers use their skills and in-depth subject knowledge to inspire, encourage and support our students in their journey through the School, laying firm foundations for academic excellence at GCSE, in our Sixth Form and beyond. Our students typically achieve ten or eleven GCSEs, mostly at the highest grades, and three or four A-levels, mostly at grades A*, A and B.
Located on the edge of the city of Gloucester in the heart of the south west, Sir Thomas Rich’s is just a short drive from Junction 11 of the M5. The beautiful Cotswold towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester are easily accessible and there are excellent public transport links to the nearby cities of Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.
If you wish to be considered, please complete the application form and provide a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post. The inclusion of your CV would be welcome. Please forward via the e-teach portal or send to The Headmaster, Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF. We also accept applications via email.
Closing date: 9.00 am, Tuesday 4 May 2021
Informal visits to the School are encouraged. To arrange or for further information, please contact Jane Morton, Headmaster's PA and HR Manager, via School Reception or direct email.
This post is subject to an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Sir Thomas Rich's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Disclosure of any criminal convictions and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.